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Reading Borough Council Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Welcome to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Reading, where we describe the health, social care and wellbeing needs of people who live in our area.

What is a JSNA?

The JSNA is a local assessment of the current and future health, social care and wellbeing needs of the local population in Reading.

The JSNA also looks at a wider range of factors that help shape the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and local communities such as education, employment and the environment.

The JSNA uses data and evidence to highlight needs of the whole community. It is a key source of information which is used by the Health and Wellbeing Board to agree the priorities that will inform the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Why do we need a JSNA?

In 2012 the Health and Social Care Act was launched. This has given local authority and clinical commissioning groups an equal duty to prepare JSNAs and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWS), through the Health and Wellbeing Board.

Our approach to JSNA:

RBC's Public Health Team has led the production the joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) for 2016-19.

Public Health Services for Berkshire has supplied a core JSNA national data set. Further sources of information available were identified in consultation and co-production with RBC departments, North and West and South Reading Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and other local stakeholders.

Development was further informed through a series of JSNA conversations with voluntary sector groups and forums. These included the Reading Carers Steering Group, Older People's Partnership, Access and Disabilities Steering Group, Physical Disability and Sensory Needs Partnership, Learning Disabilities Partnership Board and the Reading Voluntary Sector Wellbeing Forum

About the Reading JSNA

All JSNA content is available on our webpages. This allows the information to be kept up to date more easily and for new information to be added when it is published. Please return to this page regularly to find out what material has been updated.

If you have any comments on the content or format of the JSNA, or any suggestions on how it can be improved, please contact us.


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